Friends, along with several other U.S. advocates, urged the Biden administration to ensure the new FIF adheres to four lessons learned in pandemic preparedness and response (PPR).
1. Governance of the FIF must include representation of the Global South and civil society
2. The new FIF should prioritize funding for existing global health initiatives that are already making contributions to PPR in low- and middle-income countries, including the Global Fund
3. Funding for the FIF must be new money and not detract funding from other global health initiatives
4. Effective PPR investments must prioritize strengthening essential health systems through existing mechanisms